President Joe Biden leads his party into the midterm elections with an abysmal approval rating and unprecedented inflationary figures. However, thanks to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the stakes just got higher for the embattled commander-in-chief if Republicans regain control of Congress.
On September 19, Greene filed a resolution (H.Res.1362) that included three articles of impeachment against Biden related to the sale of oil from the United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to foreign nations. Greene alleges that the president’s action needlessly compromises, endangers, and undermines US energy security.
Rep. Greene posted a roughly one-minute video on her Twitter page announcing the resolution. She explained that China is the top recipient of American oil, thanks to President Biden. She reminded Americans that the communist country is “our enemy… not our friend.”
Greene also noted that the SPR is “down to 434 million barrels of oil,” roughly half of the reserves on hand during the waning months of former President Donald Trump’s first term in office.
The White House first announced the release of oil reserves on November 23, 2021. The statement confirmed the sale of 50 million barrels of oil from the SPR to other countries as part of an effort to lower prices at the gas pumps for Americans. By March 2022, Biden had increased the drawdown and sale of petroleum to 1 million barrels per day.